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Transfer American Express Membership Rewards to Airline Partners

American Express Membership Rewards (MR) points can be a fantastic value when transferred to affiliated airlines and redeemed for award flights. Currently AMEX has 17 airline transfer partners across the 3 major alliances and several other smaller partnerships that provide access to flights on dozens of airlines. The first step is to make sure you…

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Lounge Review: Bobby Van’s Steakhouse JFK Airport

Priority Pass has been adding more and more restaurants to their list including Bobby Van’s Steakhouse at JFK International Airport at Terminal 8 which is home to American Airlines. It’s easy to find as it’s located past security on the right hand side. This is awesome news because it means more choices for Priority Pass members, meaning cardholders…

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Hotel Review: Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver

The Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel is located in downtown Vancouver, part of the British Columbia providence of Canada. The upscale hotel is located on the lower 22 floors of the 48-story building which completed construction in 2010 with the remaining space used for condominiums with a separate entrance. This property is part of the Fine Hotels…

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Earn 325,000 Hilton Honors Points With Limited Time Offers

Hilton and American Express have just launched increased limited time offers for several of their cards. You’ll now earn 125,000 Hilton Honors Bonus Points after spending $2,000 within the first 3 months on the Hilton Honors American Express Ascend Card. This card comes with Hilton HHonors Gold Status and with this offer you’ll also earn…

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Southwest Airlines Expanding Cuba Service, Increased Baggage Fees, Using Hilton Honors Points in Hawaii

Martini Review of the Week:  It’s Saturday and it’s time for the Martini Review of the Week. Take a look at this week’s top news, deals, and reviews below. Hilton and American Express have just launched increased limited time offers for several of their cards. With these limited time offers you can now Earn 325,000 Hilton Honors…

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Redeeming British Airways Avios Short-Haul Europe Flights

Short flights within Europe are a great way to spend British Airways Avios because of the distance-based award chart. For flights with a total distance under 650 miles, one-way redemptions start at 4,000 points off-peak and 4,500 for peak travel days in economy. Business class is about double at 7,750 for off peak and 9,000…

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American Airlines Follows Delta and United On Increased Checked Baggage Fees

American Airlines is the latest U.S. airline to increase their checked baggage fees, effective Sept. 21, 2018. If you want to check a bag on your next flight, it will now cost you $30 for the first bag, and $40 for the second checked bag. It’s clear that American is following its competitors United and Delta, as we shared…

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American Express Adds $120 Dining Benefit To Premier Gold Card (targeted?)

Check your American Express account if you have the Premier Rewards Gold Card from American Express for the following benefit enrollment opportunity. American Express Adds Dining Benefit To Premier Gold Card (targeted?) We are not sure if this is a new benefit that will be rolled out to all cardholders or if this is targeted. The Deal…

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Priority Pass Adds P.F.Chang’s Restaurant

Priority Pass has really been ramped up with all the restaurant additions lately. It is really great to see! It’s nice to see Priority Pass expanding the lounges in their program, which means more lounges for The Platinum Card® from American Express (or The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN) cardholders like myself to benefit from. Priority Pass…

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Priority Pass Adds New Restaurant SLC

It’s nice to see Priority Pass expanding the lounges in their program, which means more lounges for The Platinum Card® from American Express (or The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN) cardholders like myself to benefit from. Priority Pass has consistently been adding restaurants which is pretty sweet! Most recently, they added a New Restaurant in LAX. Priority…

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